FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR MAPS
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WHAT ARE DISPERSED CAMPING CORRIDORS?
Every National Forest has its own guidelines regarding camping. The general rule is “The forest belongs to everyone” but there are rules regarding camping in your National Forest that have recently taken effect and are being strictly enforced; As part of the recent Travel Management changes that have closed off many roads to motorized vehicle access. Typically, users are allowed to park one vehicle length from the road (~30 feet) and either camp there or walk to a campsite further from the road. In addition to this camping rule, Coconino National Forest has designated specific “Dispersed camping corridors”, where folks are allowed to drive up to 300 feet from the road to car camp. Our Maps, has painstakingly captured his information and clearly displayed it on those units that are within the Coconino National Forest to make planning your scouting expedition easier.
WHAT SOURCE INFORMATION DO YOU USE FOR THE MAPS?
Our Maps use the latest in shaded relief technology or DEM (Digital Terrain Models) to show eye-popping terrain. These are the most detailed maps available, and they provide uniform information across the entire US. We painstakingly acquire our road, tank, land use and other information for various public, private and third-party sources.
WHAT IS A MAPLT (MAP LITE)?
The MapLT is great for the outdoors person on a budget, It has ALL the current and up-to-date land features that make our Map’s the best maps around. We just print the MapLT on standard no frills paper to keep the cost down.
DOES THE MAPS SHOW LAND OWNERSHIP LIKE BLM, STATE TRUST AND PRIVATE LAND INFORMATION?
Yes! Every Map shows BLM, State Trust, Military, Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife lands and private lands. In addition we show forest service areas, National Forests, wilderness areas, Native American Tribal Lands, State, city, town/ villages.
HOW CURRENT IS THE MAP INFORMATION?
We are always updating our maps but typically every 5-years or when more current information becomes available. All maps are historic documents by their very nature and are typically are 10 to 30 years old. We use the latest shaded relief topographic maps with current and up-to-date man-made features such as the following.
- Updated Dispersed Camping Corridors, where AvailableCurrent Forest
- Service Roads, Forest Service Trails, and Major Roads
- Interstate, State and Local Highways
- Water-Holes, Tanks, Wells, and Springs With Labels
- Native American Tribal, National Forests, Willderness, and More
- State, County, City, Village, and Town Boundaries
- Game Unit Boundaries
HOW MUCH AREA DOES EACH MAP COVER?
Our maps cover your entire unit on one sheet of paper and because every unit is a different geographic area, we shrink or expand the paper to fit your unit on one sheet. Our smallest unit maps cover an area of 196 square miles and our largest can cover an area of up to 5,120 square miles.
WHAT MAP SCALES ARE AVAILABLE?
We only use standard USGS scales, primarily because they are the most familiar scales and similar to Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), which most of our military and search and rescue customers prefer the filling.
- 1:100,000 Scale (1 in = 1.58 mi) / (1 cm = 1 km)
- 1:80,000 Scale (1 in = 1.26 mi) / (1 cm = 800 m)
- 1:70,000 Scale (1 in = 1.11 mi) / (1 cm = 700m)
- 1:63,360 Scale (1 in = 1 mi) / (1 cm = 633.6 m)
- 1:50,000 Scale (1 in = 0.789mi) / (1 cm = 500 m)
- 1:25,000 Scale (1 in = 0.4 mi) / (1 cm = 250 m)
ARE YOUR MAPS REALLY WATERPROOF AND RIP-PROOF?
Yes! Our Maps are the only maps printed with specially designed inks on an extremely durable, rubberized paper, which is completely waterproof, resists fading and is rip-proof. The paper we use is so unique; no other map company can duplicate it.
I USE A GPS OR COMPASS FOR NAVIGATION. WILL IT WORK WITH YOUR MAPS?
Yes. We also include custom latitude/longitude and UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) grids on every map. Additionally, we print the current magnetic declination on every map for use for compass navigation.